Jon Cornish, Stampeders run away with Labour Day Classic

Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish gets tackled by the Edmonton Eskimos defence at McMahon...

Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish gets tackled by the Edmonton Eskimos defence at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Sept. 1, 2014. (DARREN MAKOWICHUK/QMI Agency)

Scott Fisher, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:01 PM ET

CALGARY - Matt Nichols got the start at quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos.

The way the Calgary Stampeders defence was playing, it wouldn’t have mattered if Warren Moon was under centre.

The Red & White’s relentless stop unit never gave the Eskimos offence a sniff in Monday’s 28-13 victory over the Esks.

The victory – the Stamps’ 10th straight over the Eskies – puts the Stamps alone atop the West Division at 8-1. It also gave the hosts the season series regardless of the outcome of the rematch in Edmonton on Saturday (5 p.m., TSN, News Talk 770).

The Stamps defence surrendered a pair of field goals to the Green & Gold in the victory and have now failed to give up a major in four of the team’s nine games.

Stamps running back Jon Cornish continued to punish the Esks, running for 160 yards and a touchdown.

The Stamps took the opening kickoff and marched 65 yards for a touchdown as backup quarterback Drew Tate punched it in from a yard out.


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